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Alexander P Huang

Programming within prose, or how to write executable documents with literate programming in Emacs+Babel
Alexander Huang
Tue Jan 11, 03-05:30pm, 4-159

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event
Prereq: none, bring your laptops!

Tired of copying and pasting results into your report? Run analysis right from your document!

We will introduce a method of writing and executing programs in multiple languages, formatting tables/figures, writing and organizing your notes and ideas, and publishing to pdf, all in a single application. This is especially useful when, for example, taking notes, writing reports, or even writing well-documented programs.

This is achieved by using the Emacs application with org-mode and org-babel editing modes.

This workshop will guide users on supported systems (Windows, MacOSX, Linux) through setting up their editing environments, literate programming in multiple languages, program evaluation, tangling output, and publishing your document to popular formats like LaTeX/pdf/html.

VM images and instructions will be provided for those who want a complete setup ready to go. This session is mainly geared as a hands-on, practical and interactive introduction to the tool set and its applications, but users of all backgrounds are welcome.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/axh/www/IAP2011/IAP2011-org-babel.html
Contact: Alexander Huang, E70-844L, x8-9889, axh@mit.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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